Hello..am newbie...pardon any bleeping faux pas.
Have Dell desktop running Windows Vista Home Premium w/Service Packs. Have hard drive failure, pending replacement from Dell. Main symptom is black screen of death, with cursor, unable to boot in safe mode. Was able to run "extended diagnostics" which indicated bad blocks on hard drive. Dell support concluded hard drive failure, and is sending replacement.
Is there any simple/easy way to recover files from the hard drive?
Have found some hard drive recovery software, but they seem to run from windows., ie: http://www.salvagedata.com/recovery-software/
Any insight to these?
Any remedy, short of sending to a lab somewhere and paying loads of $$? Have some stuff since last backup I'd like to snag if can be done easily, no life/death matters at stake.